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Historic Cumberland Neighborhood Association


About Historic Cumberland

The Cumberland neighborhood makes up half of the Biltmore-Cumberland Historic District, which was designated a U.S. historic district in 2004. This quaint, tree-lined community features several brick-paved streets and 201 documented historic buildings, including many bungalow, Tudor, and Spanish Revival styles from the mid-1920s as well as masonry vernacular and minimal traditional homes built in the 1950s. 

The district was developed in the 1920s and is bounded by South Ingraham Avenue, East Lime Street, Bartow Road, Hollingsworth Road, McDonald Place and Frank Lloyd Wright Way. Subdivisions included in the district are:

  • College Park (1922) – Civil Engineer/Surveyor: JW Turner
  • George Cox (1923) – Civil Engineer/Surveyor: GD & HD Mendenhall
  • Avalon Court (1924) – Civil Engineer/Surveyor: GD & HD Mendenhall
  • Avalon Place (1924) – Civil Engineer/Surveyor: GD & HD Mendenhall
  • Biltmore Park (1925) – Civil Engineer/Surveyor: WP McDonald

Biltmore-Cumberland is bordered to the south by Florida Southern College and to the east by Lakeland Senior High School/Harrison School for the Arts. It also includes Roberts Academy in its southeast corner.

The lots are wider than in many other parts of the city at an average of 62 feet instead of the typical 50 feet. While the streets in Biltmore are arranged in a diamond pattern, Cumberland’s roads are set out in a traditional grid. 

Neighborhood Association

President: Diane Baum

Kim Schell


Get Connected

Email: dianembaum@gmail.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/391338346475237

Meetings: As needed, usually at Grace Lutheran Church